August 31, 2015

30-year golf course contract drafted in 1988

Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in a 1988 edition of The Gardner News. A 30-year contract for management of the Gardner Golf Course expires in 2018.
The old cliché about “the grass being  greener” is coming true at …

Looking Back: 1973

The Trailblazer Marching Band from Gardner High School represented Gardner in the 1973 Old Settlers day Parade in Olathe. File photo

Making good use of the climber recently purchased by the Gardner Jaycee Jaynes are these two young ladies from

Looking Back: Population figures for 1973 released

Johnson County is the second largest in the state according to figures released this week by the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

The county population for 1973 is 236,766, following only Sedgwick County with 355,564.

The state population was set at …

Looking Back: 1973 GHS football team

ABOVE: Gardner Edgerton High School football players pose for a 1973 team photo. Much like today, fans enjoyed watching the ‘Blazer football team in action on the field each Friday night at the high school during football season. File photo

Looking Back: 1973 Vacation Bible School

FRONT: Cora Call, Corky Hulbert, Mark Freund, Donna Moore, Rodney Kurtz and Steve Winters. BACK: Michael Voights, Kathy Hertzler, Michael Patrick, Charles Hood, Ruth Ann Eply. File photo

Pictured are the first grade vacation Bible school students from the First …